2 DAY - WEEKEND WORKSHOP

ADVANCED MURRINI CANE and THE VITRIGRAPH KILN
Taught by Instructor Al Heilman

Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Al Heilman & Cyndi Seeberger
Cost: $325.00 / Maximum of 10 Students
Workshop Dates: Saturday – May 5th and Sunday – May 6th, 2018
Saturday: Saturday 9:30am – 4:00pm
Sunday: Sunday 9:30am - 4:00pm
*GROUPON COUPONS ARE NOT VALID FOR THIS WORKSHOP

Get ready to stretch your imagination and learn some new glass skills that have been around for hundreds of years. Students will have a choice to pull either 90 or 96 COE murrini and vitrigraph stringer twists to take home after the workshop. In addition, students will learn some basic cold working skills with a diamond flat lap and diamond wet saw. Plus, learn some techniques of drop ring fusing and how to set up blanks for success. Al Heilman will also expand upon his “Things I Wish I Knew” blog series. His presentation will be packed full of how to DIY information all of us glass artist will treasure. Come join us for a fun and educational workshop filled with smiles, lectures and handouts.

About the artist: Al Heilman uses the images of life and living on a lake as themes for his work. Many of you may know him for his work in enamels. He has won several awards and his art work is owned by several collectors. He has been a judge for many juried art shows and is also a professional photographer. Al is a recent graduate from the Glassell School of Art.

Learn more about the artist: www.alheilman.com

Morning Danish, Lunch & Beverages will be provided

Use of all tools, materials and firings are included. Projects will be in System 96 Glass™ Wear comfortable cotton clothing - No open toe shoes or sandals
Unless otherwise noted, you must be at least 14 years old to participate in a workshop. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who is also enrolled in the same class. All students will be required to sign a HFC® issued liability release form.

2 DAY - WEEKEND WORKSHOP

INTRODUCTION TO FUSING AND SLUMPING
"Putting It All Together"

Level: Beginner
Instructor: Cyndi Seeberger
Cost: $195.00 / Maximum of 10 Students
Workshop Dates: Saturday – May 19th and Sunday – May 20th, 2018
Saturday: Saturday 9:30am – 4:00pm
Sunday: Sunday 9:30am - 4:00pm
*GROUPON COUPONS ARE NOT VALID FOR THIS WORKSHOP

This is not a “make and bake” class, but probably the most important workshop you can take, as it will be the foundation for all subsequent fusing classes. Get ready to "put it all together" in a fun, fast paced informative class designed to introduce students to the terminology, tools and techniques of basic fusing and slumping of kiln formed glass. Hand outs are centered on building upon essential knowledge to include types of fusing glass, COE and compatibility and why glass reacts the way is does when exposed to heat. Learn proper glass cutting skills, firing schedules, kiln operation and maintenance, mold preparation, studio safety and troubleshooting.

Students will create up to 4 projects from techniques and materials demonstrated in class which include dichroic jewelry, kiln carving, pocket vases and more. The final project will incorporate these techniques into a 12" bowl or sculpture. Day 2 will cover cold-working techniques and mold preparation to give your projects that "gallery quality" appearance. All projects will be fired in the kiln at the end of class and will be available for pick up in a few days or shipping arrangements can be made.

Please bring a sack lunch – beverages will be provided

Use of all tools, materials and firings are included. Projects will be in System 96 Glass™ Wear comfortable cotton clothing - No open toe shoes or sandals
Unless otherwise noted, you must be at least 14 years old to participate in a workshop. Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who is also enrolled in the same class. All students will be required to sign a HFC® issued liability release form.




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